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Distance between St Louis, MO (STL) and Des Moines, IA (DSM)

Flight distance from St Louis to Des Moines (St. Louis Lambert International Airport – Des Moines International Airport) is 259 miles / 418 kilometers / 225 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 59 minutes.

Driving distance from St Louis (STL) to Des Moines (DSM) is 336 miles / 540 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 16 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from St Louis to Des Moines.

Shortest flight path between St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

How far is Des Moines from St Louis?

There are several ways to calculate distances between St Louis and Des Moines. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 259.451 miles
  • 417.546 kilometers
  • 225.457 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 259.360 miles
  • 417.400 kilometers
  • 225.378 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A St. Louis Lambert International Airport
City: St Louis, MO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: STL
ICAO Code: KSTL
Coordinates: 38°44′55″N, 90°22′12″W

B Des Moines International Airport
City: Des Moines, IA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DSM
ICAO Code: KDSM
Coordinates: 41°32′2″N, 93°39′47″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between St Louis and Des Moines.

Time Difference

St Louis, MO

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Des Moines, IA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 63 kg (139 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

St Louis (STL) → Des Moines (DSM).

Distance:
259
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
259

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